THE Devon Cricket Board is responsible for coordinating coaching activity in schools and community environments within Devon.
These opportunities include Chance to Shine coaching in schools, both during the school day and in after-school club programmes. The coaches are also involved with All Stars, Women's Softball and a number of competitions throughout the year.
Devon’s community coaches Damian Price, Jonny Varcoe and James Kemp are excited to be able to offer more coaching opportunities to the Schools around the county. The coaches will be available for breakfast, lunchtime and after-school clubs or to help prepare your teams for the winter and summer competitions. If you are interested in receiving any support then please contact them on the following email address:
North Devon Club & Community Coach - James Kemp
James, who is originally from Oxford, is our first North Devon Club and Community Coach.
He also works on the Youth Development Programme in North Devon and has supported County Age Group at U11s and U12s.
He plays his cricket at Braunton CC.
West Devon Club & Community Coach - Jonny Varcoe
Jonny hails from Plymouth and has played cricket in the area all his life.
He also works on the Youth Development Programme in the West and sits on the West Devon Youth League committee.
Jonny captains Plymouth CC and has been influential in the success of their junior section.
East Devon Club & Community Coach – Damian Price
After two years in post Sophie has moved on from coaching and has been replaced by Damian Price.
Damian has done schools, disability and youth development work for the Somerset Cricket Board.
He represented Devon through the County age groups and set up the junior section at his home club of Ilton.